• A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
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  • Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba.  February 12, 2014  (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)
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  • Photographer's choice: Sometimes life rolls out in front of a photojournalist perfectly. Like the Sunday my dog went to a local mall to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. This brother and sister were ahead of us. They have different owners but double teamed Santa this year for old times sake. Only appearing online because of a tight paper the next day, I hope it puts a smile on your face as big as mine. 

Lil' Buddy and Lola Get a seat on Old Saint Nick at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. December 8, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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  • March 18, 2013

    For the win

    187 Manitoba athletes competed over the weekend in the 2013 Man/Sask Short Course Swimming Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. Photojournalist Joe Bryksa was there to capture the action and feature the high level of athleticism required to win.

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  • Jamie Alexiuk (Marlins) relaxes after winning the gold medal in the 200 breast win with a time of 3:06.93 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Jamie Alexiuk (Marlins) relaxes after winning the gold medal in the 200 breast win with a time of 3:06.93 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina, Saskatchewan. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Manitoba Marlins' Jamie Alexiuk swims in the 100 freestyle final to a gold medal and time of 1:05.99 Saturday night  at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Manitoba Marlins' Jamie Alexiuk swims in the 100 freestyle final to a gold medal and time of 1:05.99 Saturday night at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • University of Manitoba swim club's Mackenzie Glover blows air after a turn in the 15 & over A final of the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 21:02.12 and a silver medal. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    University of Manitoba swim club's Mackenzie Glover blows air after a turn in the 15 & over A final of the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 21:02.12 and a silver medal. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • University of Manitoba Bisons' Mackenzie Glover in the 15 year & older B final of the 200 IM and came in 13th place with a time of 2:25.01 Saturday night  at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    University of Manitoba Bisons' Mackenzie Glover in the 15 year & older B final of the 200 IM and came in 13th place with a time of 2:25.01 Saturday night at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • University of Manitoba Bison's Kelsey Wog  in the 14 year & older A final of the 200 IM and came in first place with a time of 2:21.68 Saturday night.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    University of Manitoba Bison's Kelsey Wog in the 14 year & older A final of the 200 IM and came in first place with a time of 2:21.68 Saturday night. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Manitoba Marlin's Cody Evans  pushes water in the 15 & over A final of the  400m freestyle  with a time of 4:26.07 and a 5th place finish. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Manitoba Marlin's Cody Evans pushes water in the 15 & over A final of the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:26.07 and a 5th place finish. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • University of Manitoba Bison's Alex Shogolev in the 16 year & older B final of the 200 backstroke and came in 12th place with a time of 2:13.86 Saturday night. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    University of Manitoba Bison's Alex Shogolev in the 16 year & older B final of the 200 backstroke and came in 12th place with a time of 2:13.86 Saturday night. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Manta Swim Club's Breanne Siwicki in the 15 year & older A final of the 200 backstroke and wins a silver medal with a time of 2:17.00 Saturday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Manta Swim Club's Breanne Siwicki in the 15 year & older A final of the 200 backstroke and wins a silver medal with a time of 2:17.00 Saturday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Manitoba Marlins' Hayley Bryksa swims in prelims of the 50 breast stroke  at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Manitoba Marlins' Hayley Bryksa swims in prelims of the 50 breast stroke at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Manta swim club's Lauren Teghtsoonian chats with Bolts' Emma Lockyer after she won the gold medal  in the 15 & over 200 breast win with a time of 2:32.46.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Manta swim club's Lauren Teghtsoonian chats with Bolts' Emma Lockyer after she won the gold medal in the 15 & over 200 breast win with a time of 2:32.46. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Tia VanLandeghem (Manta) checks clock after her win in the 15 & over final of the 50 meter free with a time of 26.25 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Tia VanLandeghem (Manta) checks clock after her win in the 15 & over final of the 50 meter free with a time of 26.25 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Simon Meir (Manta) on his way to a gold medal  in the 14 & over category in the 200 breast with a time of 2:24.68 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Simon Meir (Manta) on his way to a gold medal in the 14 & over category in the 200 breast with a time of 2:24.68 at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Wyatt Yarish (Manta) pushes water in the  16 & over A final of the  400m freestyle  with a time of 4:01.90 and a first place finish.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Wyatt Yarish (Manta) pushes water in the 16 & over A final of the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:01.90 and a first place finish. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Jessica Ollinik (Marlins) on her way to winning the bronze medal in the 200 breast win with a time of 2:53.12. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Jessica Ollinik (Marlins) on her way to winning the bronze medal in the 200 breast win with a time of 2:53.12. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • St James Seals Head Coach/Senior Group Coach - Ian Grunewald yells instructions at one of his swimmers Saturday afternoon at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    St James Seals Head Coach/Senior Group Coach - Ian Grunewald yells instructions at one of his swimmers Saturday afternoon at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Jordan Carmichael (Marlins) pushes water in the  14 & over A final of the  400m freestyle with a time of 4:22.59 and a 4th place finish .    (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Jordan Carmichael (Marlins) pushes water in the 14 & over A final of the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:22.59 and a 4th place finish . (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Jessica Wilson (Marlins) swims in the 200 backstroke and a 7th place finish with a time of 2:46.19 Saturday.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Jessica Wilson (Marlins) swims in the 200 backstroke and a 7th place finish with a time of 2:46.19 Saturday. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Tiana Arnason takes moment after a swim at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina.   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Tiana Arnason takes moment after a swim at the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Short Course swimming championships in Regina. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Swimmers warm up at The Lawson Aquatic Centre in Regina.  (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Swimmers warm up at The Lawson Aquatic Centre in Regina. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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